Meaning of ethnobiology


Pronunciation: (eth"nō-bī-ol'u-jē), [key]
— n. Anthropol.
  1. the scientific study of the way plants and animals are treated or used by different human cultures.
  2. the doctrine that cultural behavior is determined biologically, as by race: no longer in technical use.
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